Boy, I’m glad they didn’t spend that $1 million on something frivolous, like, you know, feeding the hungry or anything trivial like that. Way more bang for your buck by printing 700,000 books that are just going to end up in the trash or the shelves of Good Will.
Well somebody got paid that money. And probably paid someone else out of that money. Lets see, you had printers, binders, artists, post office people, and they probably used that money for something. The trash collectors will get paid. The Good Will people will get paid. Maybe someone will actually read it and have a discussion afterwards.
They spend way more on hospitals, schools, missions, relief services and food distribution.
December 26, 2014 at 3:58pm
The Ku Klus Klan, you say? Must be a branch-off of the more famous Ku Klux Klan…
 October 26, 2014 at 12:56am
Good on ya Christian Bale! The character of Moses is indeed one of the most reprehensible and barbaric ever portrayed in history. I say ‘character’ because modern archeology is rather firm in its pronouncement that the entirety of the bible’s exodus story is mythic fiction. Tel Aviv University’s professor of Israeli archeology Israel Finkelstein is particularly good reading on this issue.
That’s a bit of a stretch… The Egyptians actually recorded a few of the plagues they suffered brought on by God’s judgement.
By the way how exactly was he a barbarian? Leading a bunch of slaves away from their captors doesn’t seem all that barbaric to me. I could name a few historical figures worse than he was.
On the contrary, absolutely nothing in the Bible has been disproven by archeology - not one thing.
 March 22, 2014 at 2:49pm
I despise the premise of this film. It’s the tired old, ‘atheists really know that god exists, they just don’t want to admit it because then they’re accountable for their sins,’ tripe. How incredibly disrespectful, condescending, and passive-aggressive. It assumes that non-believers don’t actually have the courage of their convictions. That they’re basically just believers who are lying about their non-belief. This film is inherently dishonest. Do you think for a moment they’re not going to present the godless professor’s atheist arguments as anything but the easiest strawmen to be boldly and courageously demolished by the searing logic of this warrior for christ? Come on, man. This is not being produced to sway any agnostics or fence-sitters. Rather, it’s meant to be shown in churches to youth groups and teens before they leave for college to help cement their minds closed against the chance that any new perspectives or viewpoints can get in. It’s meant to condition incoming college students against arguments which many may only be hearing for the first time in their lives.
Shego, you make a lot of valid points. The film makers use deception, dishonesty, and misrepresentations of reality to sell their story and religion. They have to because they don't have truth on their side. This is simply more religious propaganda being used to fight the fact that truth and information is so widely available now that religion is deflating like the balloon of hot air it's always been.
If anything theists are just projecting. They are actually atheists who make believe that they can speak to invisible space aliens. Deep down they know better.
I see people pray when their relative is about to have surgery, but I notice they never pray for truly impossible things. Like praying that a leg or finger grows back. They know it won't happen.
Nor do they pray that God stop eggs from being fertilized into unwanted fetuses. They have more faith in a politician who promises to criminalize abortion.
Shego, if that is the point of the movie (and I have no doubt you are right), it will horribly backfire against its target audience. By having the "evil atheist professor" make the worst straw man arguments -- arguments that only the Christian make-believe caricature of atheists would make -- they are ill preparing incoming Christian college students for encountering real world atheists and atheist arguments.
March 17, 2014 at 12:02pm
I am 28 years old and a proud brony! If I were his age today, you can bet I’d have a Rainbow Dash lunch bag. Heck, the only reason I don’t is because I don’t use lunch bags! Rock-on kid! Brohoof!
You are so full of **** Glenn Beck. You are saying that the Assyrians fled to Italy, Germany, and Russia and sewed the seeds of fascism millennia in advance, and that the lost tribes of Israel went on to England and the Netherlands to become the god-fearing Christian pilgrims (and presumably later Mormons) that went on to found the Constitution in America? Can you show me one shred of scholarly, peer-reviewed evidence for this claim? Evidence that takes into account linguistic and genetic factors? Heck, even just a common sense understanding of history will show your claims to be ********. You know, for someone who claims to champion bold and honest questioning, you sure do seem quick to shut out facts that blatantly contradict your predetermined conclusions.
It disappoints me to see you spouting nonsense like this. Nonsense that is so easily disprovable. It makes me doubt and question all the other things you’ve brought to my attention over the years. All the scandals and facts and figures that only you seemed to have the courage to uncover. That’s what got me hooked in the first place. And yet here you sit, with the same passion and conviction, throwing out absurd claims about history that are simple to look up and easily dismissed. It’s a good thing I follow your advice and ‘do my own homework.’ But really Glenn, what am I to make of this? I have to believe you have more integrity than what you’ve shown here.
October 8, 2012 at 5:46pm
That this man sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology is a national disgrace and a shame to our great country. How an otherwise intelligent man can be so willfully ignorant is astounding to me. Creationists in general, and young-earthers in particular, cause me to despair for the future.
No, you are the disgrace. Have you read "The Origin Of Species" have you researched both sides of the argument. I tell you and I tell everyone evolution is the greatest hoax that has been fostered on mankind. Facts that do not fit the evolutionary paradigm are systematically ignored and theories that are outside the materialistic box are discounted. Why how dare us too believe that our intelligence could possibly be created by a higher intelligence.
June 28, 2012 at 1:33am
I’m surprised that Glenn Beck would stand so casually propped against his replica of the Resolute desk. Especially after how he went on and on about respecting everything in ‘the oval’ when he first revealed it. If you mean what you say Glenn, then don’t wear jeans and sneakers, don’t disrespect the office by sitting on the desk, and put on a neck-tie. You were the one, after all, who went after Obama (quite rightly) for putting his feet up on the Resolute desk. Don’t be a hypocrite.
June 13, 2012 at 4:07am
Good on ya Carrie Underwood. I am glad to see that your sense of human decency outweighs your adherence to scriptural literalism.
So you just pick which verses of the Bible you want; or do you just reject the whole thing?
Excellent point Tom
Do you eat shellfish, wear clothes of different fabrics, have you sold your daughter into slavery? Like a typical Christian you pick and choose which sections f Lev. or Deuts. you wish to follow.
June 4, 2012 at 5:19pm
Statistics like this make me embarrassed to be an American. And I don’t say that lightly.
If you honestly, truly, genuinely, gun-to-your-head, believe that the preponderance of all available evidence points to man being ‘created’ in his current form, separate from all other primates who also were created with no shared common ancestor between them, then you are an embarrassment.
How an educated, first-world Westerner could possibly be so incapable of critical thinking, so beholden to religious dogma,… it boggles the mind. I am ashamed that these same people are my countrymen.
You seem hopelessly confused. Ours is not the extraordinary claim.
Our claim explains the creation of nature and man in a nutshell without abstracts that has been accepted for thousands and thousands of years. God created everything in perfection and in perfect natural equilibrium and put man in charge!
Man's perception of God being the ONLY QUESTION left up to the imagination.
Yours is the extraordinary claim that bits and pieces of chance assembled DNA goo bonded that evolved into a living, breathing, thinking, inventive and highly social creature capable of even questioning his beginning and his creator. This chance occurrence is beyond logical belief to rational thinkers.
With all due respect to your most civil response, my grasp of science is a bit more traditional than your current and PC brand that seems to omit God and even natural law from all equations.
Pure Science has it’s foundations in religion, philosophy as well as astrology, so when that is removed, where is the foundation of the art?
Your present PC science has its foundation in sociology and politics. A poor foundation for TRUTH to say the least and the very reason you seem so utterly confused and lost as you are.
May 31, 2012 at 8:10pm
The pastor is correct. The scriptures do say that homosexuals should be put to death. If christians truly believe that the bible is the word of god, then what’s there to be worried about? After all, god’s laws are eternal, inviolable, and absolute. It’s as Glenn Beck says, god is the one constant throughout all eternity; the one thing you can put your trust in because he will never change. It is therefore the height of arrogance to allege that somehow humanity has progressed beyond god’s laws. That the legal minds of men are superior to that of the creator of the universe.
Stand up for your faith christians! Your god demands blood!
How fortunate it is that I don’t buy a word of any of it. The scriptures were written by a savage, barbaric people living in a bronze age desert more than three millennia ago. The sooner we divorce ourselves from their cruel notions of morality the better.
May 30, 2012 at 6:30pm
The kid is right, according to the scripture, unrepentant homosexuals aren’t going to make it to heaven. The thing is though… heaven isn’t real. Nor is god, or any of the other nonsense that the religious attempt to deceive us with.
Poor kid. He’s being taught to be a bigot and he isn’t even aware it’s happening.
Notice how quick that congregation is to leap to their feet and applaud when the kid reaches that line, “Ain’t no homos gonna make it to heaven.” I somehow doubt that they’d be quite that enthusiastic about other, less judgmental, less exclusive tenants of their faith. These people seem to be elated at the thought of excluding a group of people from their notion of heaven. Positively joyous. Somehow, that doesn’t seem to be be in the same mold as the ‘kindness,’ ‘love,’ and ‘forgiveness’ qualities that these christians like to portray their religion as being all about.
Maybe you should seek out the definition of the word "bigot" clearly you are another secular know nothing. I'm sure the Religious clause of the 1st amendment spins your guts.
April 21, 2012 at 3:35pm
This is wonderful news! I, myself, am a committed atheist, but it gives me a warm feeling of hope to read stories like this. Progress, in the right direction, is being made. Religious mandates that contradict basic human decency are being increasingly ignored.
While I do not believe that there will ever be a day when humanity is truly free of religion, I do hope we will live to see faith treated as more of a personal hobby than an actual set of absolute rules and certitudes.
Religion IS a mandate that contradicts basic human decency/dignity. It mandates that you stop thinking, and start believing--in reality, the former must ALWAYS precede the latter, or else the belief CANNOT be genuine, but rather mechanical. I suppose you could call that "belief," but it's an anemic and sickly thing, denied the proper nourishment of REASON, which JUSTIFIES and LEGITIMATES beliefs, revealing where they errs and out be corrected. But religion rejects reason--religion says it ALREADY has all the answers you could want; how GRACIOUS and GENEROUS of religion, to have all knowledge that matters AND be willing to share it with us...funny how it always allocates the expositors of the religion a good measure of the society's temporal power and wealth.
One should be VERY suspicious of the person, no matter how they dress or call themselves or whom they claim to speak for, who comes to you claiming to have "special" (yet magically indemonstrable) knowledge that you lack, that you must believe in (because it is, of course, "true"), yet you cannot USE any of the means (i.e. reason) you would normally apply to DETERMINE the validity of a particular belief BEFORE accepting--no, instead, religion wants you to accept its premises as true FIRST, then go about justifying their veracity, if that's even felt to be a necessary concern at all.
Were it not for the special authority we traditionally blindly grant religion, claims religions make would be seen suspiciou
March 20, 2012 at 6:49pm
People like this pastor make me shake my head. I always feel depressed after listening to such ramblings. He really believes in what he’s saying. There is no concept of seperation of church and state in his mind. To him, being American is inseperable from being (Protestant) Christian. In this pastor’s mind, Jesus was a blond haired, blue-eyed, English speaker, who personally guided each of the founding fathers’ hands in crafting the Constitution. (sigh) Okay. Sure.
March 13, 2012 at 2:04am
Well said, ChameleonX.
March 13, 2012 at 2:03am
Disgusting. Thankfully, I’m out of high school and don’t have to sit through manditory tripe like this.
Then this is for you:
You can thank me later as well.
Here are a couple of pro-choice heroes doing their part for a woman's right to choose:
I KNOW it's an abortion. I said as much.
I said, in paraphrasing, an abortion is defined as something that ends.
To abort a mission, means to call it off.
A miscarriage is yes---an abortion, by definition.
But in today's society, we call an "abortion" an abortion because it's just the name it was given.
Again--we're splitting hairs over terminology.
My point is not in the term, but in HOW the abortion is conducted.
Incidentally by miscarriage? Or by choice, in which case, that's killing someone willfully.
That was meant to be in the next thread, below.
MELVIN SPITTLE, thank you, thank you, thank you. I'm doing research on late term abortions for a Right To Life pod cast "LifeReport". I was away for Christmas and didn't remember to down load that when I got back home. Again, thank you.
Posted on March 13, 2012 at 3:37am
"MELVIN SPITTLE, thank you, thank you, thank you."
You are very welcome. I invite you to consider both sides of the argument. I have come to the conclusion over the years that the feminist movement and pro-choice were society's false solution to immorality. Consider that in my opinion, feminism and pro-choice would not have gained a foothold had not society in general adopted the belief that premarital sex is a threat to health and soul and the issue of intentional abortion, unwanted pregnancy, and STD's would not exist as the epidemic it is today. Instead we have our own government and the Dept of Education undermining the rights of parents leading to the STD health and abortion crisis we have today as they have chosen to condone the behavior as a protected right. Now we have reports of Australian eugenics proponents arguing for post birth murder of children as a parental right. Where does the madness stop? It will not stop if good people give in to being shouted down and labeled by politically correct agenda's that cannot survive critically logical scrutiny of their argument. Those that champion morality cannot give in to the attack on their beliefs. We are already seeing gay, pro-choice, and birth control agendas being forced on our children by the force of law here in the morally corrupt state of California.
March 7, 2012 at 4:06pm
I can honestly say I’m stunned that in America, a state government is seriously considering naming 2012 the ‘Year of the Bible.’
And the sign is correct. The bible, the supposed word of god, does indeed endorse slavery, murder, genocide, bigotry, and all manner of hate. Human morality DOES NOT come from the bible. It’s blatantly obvious that it doesn’t. I am an atheist, and I know that it is wrong to slaughter the entirety of another tribe (men, women, and children), UNLIKE what is condoned in the bible. I know that the enslavement of ANY human being is wrong, unlike the word of god. And don’t you dare tell me that ‘in context’ or ‘at the time’ such behavior was/is acceptable. Glenn Beck says it all the time, that god is the one constant that doesn’t change. The one never-changing foundation to build you life upon. So, shouldn’t god’s morality be constant through the ages? If it’s not okay to hold slaves today, why was it okay for god’s people in the days of the bible? If the complete and utter anihilation of rival ethnic groups was acceptable in Canaan, why is it wrong in the 21st century?
Wherever morality comes from, it certainly does not come from the bible.
Cry me a river with your atheist rhetoric. The atheists in our past have killed with Impunity. Race, religion it didn't matter to them. The morality in this country is getting regulated out of existence by people like you. Grow up and be part of the solution.
I seem to recall the Ten Commandments explicitly forbidding murder, stealing, adultery, etc.
I also recall Jesus encouraging us to "love our neighbors" and condemning the judging of others: "let he who is without sin cast the first stone".
March 5, 2012 at 4:14pm
These comments are not hateful if they were made in the context of a discussion on religion (which, it sounds like they were). I think this host is speaking to a very great contradiction in monotheistic religion; where god gets all the credit for every good thing in life and absolutely none of the responsibility for any of the bad. Believe you me, if they find some survivor trapped in the rubble who managed to survive for a week, they’ll accredit his survival to god, but not hold the same god accountable for the storm that killed his family. Odd how that works isn’t it?
Shego: malloy's statements were uncalled for, cruel, heartless, and only served as a massage for his own ego. The tone in his voice should tell you what a vicious person he is and his hatred towards those who are Believers. he must be very proud of himself for his very public demeaning proclamation towards the victims of a disaster. People like malloy are disgustingly inhumane.
you should be calling your self shewent
March 5, 2012 at 2:10am
People who hold views like Cameron make me so sad. Sad, because no amount of reasoned debate or logical reasoning can dissuade them of their bigotry. Homosexuality is demonstrably natural and, in and of itself, entirely benign. Yet Cameron pays no heed to biological research or anthropological study of the matter. No, he makes moral pronouncements for 21st century life based off the hateful scriblings of bronze age desert tribesmen. That is, to me, truly a sad thing.
@shego,and no amount of ignorant,secular,worldly dribble will ever win over Godly,biblical intelligent Christians.So, Shoo,be gone,before someone drops a house on you!
Yea, it's so natural that they can't pro-create. They are a parasite on heterosexuals. They thrive on them to survive. If evolution were true, they would have been extinct already because they are a weakness to the species. Fortunately for them, evolution is a religion and not science. They are not worthless beings to be exterminated by natural selection. They are people, created in the image of God, and God wants them to repent and spend an eternity is His love.
So, keep up the ad hominem attacks on christians with no fact or reasonable arguements. Because you will get intellectually owned otherwise.